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Haitian health authorities ask the population not to buy nor sell baby milk "CELIA" due to possible Salmonella contamination

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, In : Health 
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The Ministries of Trade and Industry (MCI), Public Health and Population (MSPP) inform the Haitian population, in a joint press note, that French authorities have suspended the sale of baby milk "CELIA Produced by the Lactalis Nutrition santé group (LNS group), due to contamination with Salmonella Agona. The note bears the signature of the holder of the MCI, Pierre Marie Du Meny and that of the MSPP, Marie Greta Roy Clément.

In order to protect the health of the Haitian population to health ...

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Nearly 70% of the Haitian population do not have access to health care, according to Ministry of Public Health

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Thursday, December 21, 2017, In : Health 
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The Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) presented the report of the 2016 health statistics at El Rancho Hotel on Monday, December 18th. This document presented to the technical and financial partners provides general data on the conditions and the state of health of the population. The statistics for the year present a rather bleak description of the country's health situation.

"The analysis of statistics for 2016 shows that the country continues to face major health challenges cha...

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Mental health is the second most important public health problem in Haiti

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Friday, December 1, 2017, In : Health 
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Critical situation, limited human and financial resources, non-existent infrastructure, the picture of mental health can not be more desolate in a country where the population with mental illnesses is growing. Dr. Hans Lamarre, a professor at the Université de Montréal, gave an interview to the newspaper during which he explains that the start for change should not be long. For him, there is no debate, health has never been the subject of political will.


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World Bank urges Haiti to spend more on Health Care

Posted by World Bank on Thursday, June 29, 2017, In : Health 
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A new World Bank report reveals that the health sector needs a higher level of public investment and a better allocation of resources to improve access to health for all Haitians.

The report, entitled "Better spending, better attention: a look at health financing in Haiti," underscores that public expenditure per capita on health is US $ 13 per year, below the US $ 15 average in low Income Countries and much less than the average among its neighbors, such as the Dominican Republic (US $ 180) a...

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Brazil pays $20 million for Cuban doctors work in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, June 23, 2017, In : Health 
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Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant on Friday welcomed Brazilian ministers Ricardo Barros from Ministry of Health and Aislar Terra from Social Affairs who visit the country to sign a health agreement with the Haitian government that will finance the Caribbean country with $ 20 million.

A statement from the prime minister's office says doctors from Cuba will be in charge of the health program, through an agreement between the three countries.

Since establishing relations in 1998, Cuba has ...

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The United Nations has collected less than 1% of $400 million Haiti cholera funds

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, June 15, 2017, In : Health 


Following the recent decision of the Donald Trump administration to not contribute to a $400 million UN funds to compensate Haiti's cholera victims and finance Haiti's potable water infrastructures, the United Nations has announced that it would not be able to fulfill its promise to the Haitian people. Speaking to the General Assembly on Wednesday, June 14th, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed insisted that there must be a "new approach to fighting cholera in Haiti,"

The Trump administ...


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UN Secretary General wants $40 million of unspent MINUSTAH money to fund cholera victims

Posted by AFP on Thursday, May 25, 2017, In : Health 
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is proposing to pay some $ 40 million of unspent money by the peacekeepers stationed in Haiti to a fund to help victims of cholera in that country.

In a report to the UN General Assembly, due to be held in June, Guterres recommended a series of measures to address the serious funding problem of the aid fund.

It was planned to raise $ 400 million over two years, but only 2% of this was paid by the member states.

Mr Guterres relaunched all member countries by ...

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Protesting employees blocked the entrance of Haiti's largest public hospital

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, February 16, 2017, In : Health 
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Dozens of protesting employees on Tuesday, blocked the main gate entrance of the State University Hospital of Haiti (HUEH) in downtown Port-au-Prince; the protesters who have been on strike for now two months are calling on the new President, Jovenel Moise, to instruct the Ministry of Health to approve the wages increase and improve the working conditions of the personnel of the largest public hospital in the country.

Non physicians employees at the Hospital is currently paid after tax deducti...

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India will assume costs of vaccinating its troops in Haiti against cholera

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, In : Health 
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Peacekeeping personnel from India sent to Haiti without cholera vaccinations, a serious lapse on India as well as the United Nations, will soon receive this essential medication that they were required to take prior their deployment to the Caribbean nation. 

New Delhi would foot the bill, as they were required to vaccine all peacekeepers sent to Haiti.

"The peacekeeping personnel who had not received vaccination prior to deployment would be vaccinated and the costs of inoculating them in the fi...

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UN is investigating Indian peacekeepers arrived in Haiti without mandatory cholera vaccination

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, January 9, 2017, In : Health 
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The United Nations has ordered an investigation on Indian peacekeepers in Haiti for arriving in the Caribbean country without the mandatory cholera vaccination.

According to a recent report, more than 100 men of Assam Rifles, India’s oldest paramilitary force, landed in Haiti in July-August 2016 after they were certified by the home ministry as having taken the vaccine. 

The United Nations has sought an official clarification from the Indian government as to why it confirmed that these troops...

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Haiti recorded 420 deaths from Cholera in 2016

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, In : Health 
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Haiti has recorded 420 deaths due to cholera in 2016, a 41% increase compared to last year. 39.000 people are also infected of the deadly water borne illness, according to the latest data released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Cases of new infections are up by 24%, an uptick following the devastating Hurricane Matthew last October, according to reports published by Haiti's Ministry of Public Health and of Population.

The United Nations, whose Nepalese pea...

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Cuban doctors back home after two months in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, December 18, 2016, In : Health 

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38 health professionals sent by the Cuban government to Haiti following the devastating hurricane Matthew that made landfall in Southern Haiti last October 4th, have finally returned to their homeland 

The dedicated Cuban medical professionals were received at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana by managers and officials of the Ministry of Public Health, the National Union of Workers of Health, as well as members of the board of directors of the Central Medic...

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Haiti officially launches massive cholera vaccination campaign

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, In : Health 
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Haiti's Ministry of Health in partnership with international aid organizations have officially launched today a massive cholera vaccination campaign. 

Some 820.000 people are expected to receive treatments for the illness within one week.

This vast cholera campaign came after a resurgence of cholera cases in the wake of the devastating hurricane Matthew last October. Some 3.000 confirmed new cases.

The deadly epidemic, now endemic to Haiti since its introduction by UN peacek...

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Haiti began a massive vaccination campaign against cholera

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, October 29, 2016, In : Health 
On October 4 Hurricane Matthew swept Haiti, where he left 546 dead and 175,000 displaced persons and exacerbated the cholera epidemic that plagues the nation.


The government of Haiti in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and Unicef, in the coming days, will be providing vaccine against cholera to more than 820.000 people in the South department of the country. The area most affected by the effects of the devastating storms.

The agency said that this campaign of "urgency" must be run to counteract the effects of Hurricane Matthew in the region, where recent rains have increased the risks of spreading the disease.

"We will focus on preven...

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77 years old passenger died aboard American Airlines flight from New York to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, In : Health 



A 77 years old woman, Lucia Eliassaint, aboard the American airlines flight 2175 from New York to Haiti on Sunday, was found dead in her seat. Confirms, Serge Simon, assistant director of the National Airport Authority (AAN). 

Speaking to local newspaper Le Nouvelliste, Serge also denied rumors circulating on social media suggesting that the passenger died on the tarmac at Port-au-Prince international airport, after a minor discomfort on the plane and there were no paramedics present to assist...

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Zika Overshadows Haiti’s Continuing Cholera Epidemic

Posted by Emma Fawcett on Monday, August 15, 2016, In : Health 
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As the number of Zika victims rises into the tens of thousands and dominates the media, Haiti’s cholera outbreak rages on – reaching 785,530 cases and 9,361 deaths since 2010.  According to the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population, more than 3,500 people were infected and 26 died in June alone.  Ten communes in Haiti’s Center and West departments are on “red alert,” indicating a surge of cholera cases.  This surge is expected to continue throughout hurricane season, as t...

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Haiti confirms first two cases of Microcephaly

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, August 13, 2016, In : Health 
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Partners in health announced earlier today that at Mirebalais, a town located in the central Department of Haiti, they recorded the first two cases of microcephaly in the Caribbean country.

"After studying blood tests of two newborns we can confirm that they are affected by microcephaly," said a statement of the organization's office.

Both microcephaly births took place at the Mirebalais University Hospital, confirmation came after a joint verification by Haiti's Ministry of Public Health and A...

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Pregnant woman died in front of Haiti's largest hospital amid strikes

Posted by AP on Thursday, May 5, 2016, In : Health 


A bleeding pregnant woman dropped dead at the gates of Haiti's largest public hospital after failing to get help Wednesday amid a weeks-old strike by resident doctors, nurses and other staff.

Hundreds of people gathered around the woman just outside the General Hospital compound in Port-au-Prince's crowded downtown. They covered her body in a blanket and carried it to a nearby radio station in an impromptu protest, chanting: "Medicine needs to work!"

"This woman came here to get help but couldn...

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UNICEF: More than 100.000 children under 5 years have been infected with cholera since 2010

Posted by UNICEF on Saturday, April 9, 2016, In : Health 




"Water-borne diseases like cholera have direct and dramatic impact on children and the most vulnerable families,"
said Marc Vincent, UNICEF Representative in Haiti. "Cholera can kill within hours or a malnourished child living in a community without support capacity. " 109.423 children under 5 years were identified among the suspected cases of cholera since 2010. 754 died. "

In partnership with the Haitian government and many stakeholders, UNICEF fight against waterborne diseases including cho...

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Eliminating Malaria in Haiti by 2020

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 28, 2016, In : Health 




Located on the western half of the island of Hispaniola, Haiti is a Caribbean nation with a rich and storied history. As the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti is also beset with a range of economic, development and public health challenges, and remains, along with neighboring Dominican Republic, the last stronghold of endemic malaria in the Caribbean.

“Malaria is a responsibility we carry because it is an endemic disease in Haiti,” said Dr. Jean Denis, director of the Depart...

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Breaking News: 22 people die from alcohol poisoning in Port-au-Prince

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, In : Health 





The Haitian government warns against the consumption of adulterated ethanol which has already caused the deaths of 22 people. These cases reported by hospitals including the Haitian State University Hospital (HUEH). Parliamentarians and relatives of victims ensure that the number of deaths is much higher.

The Director General of the Ministry of Health, George Dubuche, informs that analyzes are being performed in laboratory to identify the causes of this tragedy.

Almost all cases of deaths were ...

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AIDS survival rates in Haiti equal to US

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, January 31, 2016, In : Health 




One of the first groups of AIDS patients to receive free HIV drugs in a public health setting in the developing world is living as long as those in the United States, according to research conducted by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

n a research letter published Jan. 27 in the New England Journal of Medicine, Drs. Samuel Pierre, Deanna Jannat-Khah, Daniel Fitzgerald, Jean Pape and Margaret McNairy report that 70 percent of the 910 AIDS patients who received life-saving antiretroviral tr...


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Haiti's Minister of Health confirms the presence of the zika virus in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, January 15, 2016, In : Health 




The Haitian Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume Friday confirmed the presence in Haiti of zika virus, carried by mosquitoes, after weeks of suspicion given the increasing numbers of patients.

"Even if I was personally sick, until I had evidence that the virus zika was in my blood, I would not have been able to speak as Minister of Public Health," said Florence Duperval Guillaume at a press conference in Port-au-Prince, responding to critics accusing the authorities of laxity.

Thursday, ...

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Rapidly growing resurgence of cholera cases in Haiti need urgent attention

Posted by on Friday, May 15, 2015, In : Health 




UN coordinator for response to cholera in Haiti said it is understandable that media attention is now in Nepal, where a similar earthquake to Haiti occurred, "but we can not forget the anger."

The cholera epidemic in Haiti continues to be the largest in recent history of the world , according to the UN senior coordinator for response to the disease in Haiti, Pedro Medrano Rojas. 


Medrano said that it is understandable that media attention is now in Nepal, where a similar earthquake to Haiti occ...

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Breaking News:Haiti's Ministry of Health denies Ebola rumors

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, January 5, 2015, In : Health 


For the second time, Haiti's Ministry of Health and of the Population have had to publicly denies rumors on social media, about the Ebola virus being present in Haiti.

Recent rumors have appeared on social networks, about an alleged first case of Ebola being detected in Haiti's northern region; in the Petite Rivière de l'Artibonite area.

The minister of Haiti's public health, Florence Duperval Guillaume, who is also the interim Prime Minister of Haiti said about the rumors:
" This is absolutely...

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University Hospital of Mirebalais

Posted by Hougansydney.com on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, In : Health 
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In a partnership between the Haitian Government and the World Bank, is the construction of a 205.000 square feet hospital in Mirebalais. This University Hospital is equipped with 300 inpatient beds, 6 modern operating rooms, 30 outpatients consulting rooms and a space to accommodate 140 students and resident physicians.  The University Hospital of Mirebalais has the capacity to receive 500 people per day and is one of the largest in the entire Caribbean. The hospital is equipped with 1,800 so...


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